Tax Policy and Administration
The program supports governments in collecting taxes legally due as effectively and efficiently as possible and in setting policies on what taxes to levy, in what amounts, and on whom. Many of the region’s tax administrations are introducing procedures to deliver tax compliance risk management through a framework set out in the European Commission’s Compliance Risk Management Guide for Tax Administrations as well as Fiscal Blueprints. Our work with these administrations focuses on assuring success in adopting these procedures; it largely depends on supportive policies, whose design needs to be sensitive to compliance challenges and contribute to long-term growth.
The program intends to improve management of core tax administration procedures, enhance performance management in tax administrations, and improve cooperation across borders among tax administrations. The program contributes to the main outcomes of the tax administration reform agenda of our constituency: implementation of cost-effective systems based on modern concepts of self-assessment, taxpayer segmentation, and sound organization and management. It also helps ensure function-based operations using appropriate technologies, reduced compliance costs for taxpayers, and increased integrity in the tax system.
We are committed to continue to enhance the efforts of tax officials across SEE to comprehensively deal with different aspects of modern approaches to tax compliance also by working closely with IMF Fiscal Affairs Department (FAD) Tax Administration Reform Advisor for South East Europe, Allan Leon Jensen, who is based at the CEF, and CEF Associate Fellow, Norman Gillanders. Both Mr. Hansen and Mr. Gillanders deliver the tax courses and contribute content that is strongly informed by their missions in the SEE region.
For more information on Tax Policy and Administration program please contact Maja Tomšič Pavlič, Program Facilitator.
Ms. Boryana Yankova-Sharkova from the Bulgarian National Revenue Agency shares her reflections on joining a learning event on our tailor-made training-of-trainers…
Seongsoo Kim works at the National Tax Service of South Korea. He joined officials from Southeastern European countries in the discussion about transfer…
EU/IMF/SECO Southeastern Europe Annual Coordination/Steering Committee meeting (by invitation only)High Level Meeting: June 27, 2019
How to Use the Knowledge and Capacities of Tax IntermediariesWebinar: September 18, 2019
Improving Core Tax Procedures – the Audit FunctionOnline course: October 7 – 18, 2019IWorkshop: October 22 – 24, 2019
Managing the Shadow Economy in the Construction SectorWorkshop: November 19 – 21, 2019